farming thumb medium80 84TimesLive reports that farmworkers in Limpopo are having their contracts of employment drawn out in comic form so that they can understand them.  

These world-first "comic contracts" were created by Cape Town attorney Robert du Rooy, who said the idea was borne out of frustration over how traditional contracts were being drafted, along with a desire to make a "positive contribution" to employer-employee relationships.  The contracts use pictures to explain working terms of conditions to employees, and 300 fruit-pickers at Indigo Fruit Growers have signed the agreement.  Most of the workers cannot read or write.  But, labour lawyer Michael Bagraim said that while the idea was innovative, it failed as a legitimate legal document in its current form.

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